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What is there to be thankful for? Well ...

Thanksgiving is a day for a tasty meal, watching some football and having fun with family and friends who are like family. Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks for many things that are sometimes … more

Broncos great offers motivation for high school players

Denver Broncos hall of fame running back Terrell Davis started the Mile High Salute in the 1990s after he scored touchdowns to honor service men. Davis received a salute of sort with a standing ovation after his 35-minute speech on Aug. 18 at the … more

By any name, there’s no substitute for their support

They are the players who rarely hear their names over the public address system despite their hard work in practices. They are the players who have some of the most difficult jobs on the team. They see limited varsity playing time but have to … more

Elizabeth boys open soccer season

The Elizabeth boys soccer team gave as good as they got in the Aug. 24 season opener at home against Wheat Ridge. The fast-paced play ranged up and down the field and at the end of the second half the score was tied 3-3. Play went into overtime … more

Local men play baseball for love of game

Playing baseball sits atop the list of weekend things to do for Alec Bibby, Dave Westmeier and hundreds of other men who head to diamonds around the metro area to play for the 80 teams that make up the Denver National Adult Baseball Association … more

Bandimere Speedway echoes with thunder this weekend

Bandimere Speedway becomes the source of thunder on the mountain July 21-22 when hundreds of drivers fire up their powerful engines to compete in the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals. “Teams begin arriving July 19 to … more

Veterans anchor Cardinals on field

The first day in full pads, a bright sun and quick-moving drills combined to have sweat flow freely on Aug. 17 as the Elizabeth High School football team prepared for the coming season. “We have a lot of kids coming back and our strength is in … more

Cardinals capture state gymnastics title

Elizabeth brought home a number of gymnastics honors as the Cardinals won the Class 4A state team title and Anastasia Buzalsky won the state all-around championship, plus she won state individual event championships in floor exercise, balance beam … more

Men’s roller derby team represents Mile High City

Roller derby began as an all-women’s sport but with its rebirth in 2001 in Texas, programs also included men’s teams, and Englewood resident Josh Souz signed up when he learned about Ground Control, the Denver Roller Derby men’s team. Souz … more

For this champion, ‘it’s all just wrestling’

Cohl Schultz didn’t wrestle with boredom this summer. The 16-year-old Ponderosa junior traveled around Europe from Austria to Serbia to Finland to Sweden to France and finally to Greece. He returned home as the first American Cadet World … more

The drone zone

Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers. The Highlands Ranch senior works during the usual field goal and punting drills but he also pilots the drone that … more

Valor aims for new role as member of league

Valor Christian has been a success athletically since the school opened in 2007. On the state championship level alone, the Eagles have won 23 championships with 14 runner-up finishes. “At Valor we’re always looking at ways that we can do … more

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still … more

What a difference a rivalry makes

Rivalry football games are contests that get circled on the calendar, get players and students pumped up and get coaches to put a little extra into game planning. Pueblo Central versus Pueblo Centennial is the oldest rivalry football game in … more

Roy Halladay left good memories through years in baseball

Ralston Valley baseball coach Brad Madden grew up playing baseball with Roy Halladay. It didn’t take Madden long to realize that Halladay, who was his teammate at Arvada West, was a special player. Halladay, 40, was killed Nov. 7 when the … more

Creek grad is making mark in college volleyball

Alison Fowler answered questions four years ago when she was walking out the doors of Cherry Creek High School. She was often asked about New York Institute of Technology which was her college … more

Elizabeth runner wins silver medal

While the Cardinals ran well, they didn't earn a team trophy, but Elizabeth junior David Fine received the silver medal as he was the second runner across the finish line at the Class 3A boys race that was part of the Oct. 28 State Cross Country … more

Pulling out all the stops

A few years ago, sports writer Neil Paine of the website basketball-reference.com examined 50 years of National Basketball Association title-winning teams. The teams were strong on offense and … more

For coach, being behind the wheel is the real deal

Harry Buckner was searching for a diecast model of a midget racer but found a real one instead - which he purchased. And, he's been racing for the past decade with the Colorado Vintage Oval Racing … more

Elizabeth boys join hoops scrimmage

Basketball season kicked off Nov. 20 for the Elizabeth boys basketball team when they took the floor against opponents for the first time this season during the four-team scrimmage held at Bear Creek … more
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